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Historical Marker Unveiling
November 22, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Date: Friday, November 22, 2019
Time: 3:00 p.m.
Location: 416 State Street, Bristol, TN
(Corner of State and Martin Luther King, Blvd.)
You’re invited to join us for the unveiling of a new historical marker honoring the legacy of Jimmie Rodgers in Historic Downtown Bristol, with special guest Marty Stuart.
Jimmie Rodgers’ first recordings were captured by Ralph Peer during the legendary 1927 Bristol Sessions. This led Rodgers’ on a meteoric path to stardom, earning him status as “The Father of Country Music.”
Grammy Award-winning country music artist Marty Stuart grew up in Philadelphia, Mississippi, less than an hour away from Meridian where Rodgers was born, and cites Rodgers as an influence on his own music.
The historic marker honoring Jimmie Rodgers will be erected on the corner of State Street and Martin Luther King, Blvd. in Downtown Bristol, and was created in partnership with the Mississippi Department of Tourism and Marty Stuart.